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Really? Surprising Bears stats following Week 13

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Following Sunday's game against the Giants, here are some noteworthy facts, figures and stats about the game and the season to this point.

Offense

  • RB Tarik Cohen tallied a career-high 186 scrimmage yards on Sunday at the Giants. It was the second-year back's fourth time surpassing the century mark in 2018 following outings against Tampa Bay (174 yds., Sept. 30), Miami (121 yds., Oct. 14) and the New York Jets (110 yds., Oct. 28).
  • Cohen's 186 scrimmage yards are the sixth-most by a Bears running back dating back to the 2000 season.
  • Cohen's career-high 156 receiving yards are the most in a single game by a Bears running back since at least 1960. Matt Forte held the previous high with 151 receiving yards versus Detroit on Sept. 12, 2010.  
  • Cohen's 12 receptions match a Bears single-game high running back record, tying Forte's 12 catches on Oct. 5, 2014 at Carolina. Forte was also the last Bears RB to record double-digit catches in a game, doing so with 10 versus Atlanta on Oct. 12, 2014.
  • Having thrown his second career passing touchdown in the fourth quarter, Cohen joined Jerry Rice as the only other player in NFL history with 150 receiving yards, 12+ catches and a touchdown pass in a single game (Source: STATS Research). Cohen’s first career passing touchdown came last year at Baltimore, completing a 21-yard pass to Zach Miller on Oct. 15.
  • Cohen is the second player in NFL history to gain 500+ yards each by rushing, receiving, punt returns and kickoff returns in his first 25 games. The first was Mack Herron of the Patriots in 1973–74. (Source: Elias Sports Bureau)
  • TE Adam Shaheen hauled in the fourth receiving touchdown of his career and his first of the season on Sunday at the Giants, putting Chicago on the board with 3:32 to go in the first quarter on a two-yard pass from Daniel. Four of Shaheen's 13 career receptions have gone for touchdowns.
  • RB Jordan Howard led the Bears in rushing Sunday at the Giants, totaling 76 yards on 16 carries (4.75 avg.), moving into eighth place on the Bears all-time rushing list with 3,047 career rushing yards.
  • WR Anthony Miller found the end zone for the sixth time in 2018, scoring from one yard out in the fourth quarter with :03 seconds to go on a pass from Cohen. Miller now leads all Bears pass-catchers in receiving touchdowns.
  • The six touchdown receptions by Miller are the most by a Bears rookie WR since 1996.

Defense

  • LB Khalil Mack leads the Bears with 9.0 sacks on the season and is tied for second in the NFL with five forced fumbles.
  • DB Kyle Fuller is tied for second in the NFL with a career-high six interceptions this season. Fuller logged his team-leading sixth interception on the season and the 14th of his career Sunday, intercepting Giants quarterback Eli Manning with :53 seconds to go in the first quarter.
  • Fuller's six interceptions are the most by a Bear since Tim Jennings had 9 in 2012. The record is 10 by Mark Carrier in 1990.
  • DT Akiem Hicks carried one into the end zone for his first career rushing touchdown Sunday at the Giants. Hicks is the first Bears defensive player to score an offensive touchdown since former linebacker Brian Urlacher scored on a 27-yard pass from punter Brad Maynard on Dec. 23, 2001 at Washington.
  • Hicks is the first Bears defensive lineman to score on a rushing touchdown since William Perry accomplished the feat twice in 1985.
  • Hicks, who is second on the Bears with 5.0 sacks this season, also recorded a sack in the second quarter at the Giants to become the third player in NFL history to have a sack and a rushing touchdown in the same game since sacks became an official stat in 1982, joining Shaun Smith in 2010 and William Perry in 1985.
  • LB Roquan Smith is third all-time among Bears rookies with 91 tackles. The record is 124 set by Brian Urlacher in 2000 Mike Brown is second with 102 in 2000.
  • Smith has five games this year with 10+ tackles.
  • Chicago has forced multiple turnovers in 10 of its 12 games this season and have recorded at least two interceptions in seven games.
  • The Bears have not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season in regulation (both have come in overtime) and have only allowed one 100-yard rusher in regulation over the past 30 regular season games (L. Murray, 111 yds, 2017, Wk 17).

Other

  • Head coach Matt Nagy's eight wins are the most by a Bears head coach through the first 12 games of their inaugural coaching season since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
  • K Cody Parkey has converted on his last six field goal attempts and has hit 19 of 24 overall this season.

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